Carequality’s mission to connect health data sharing networks and communities under a common trust framework is advanced by our many volunteers. Our success hinges on broad participation from a wide variety of industry stakeholders.

Carequality has many committees and workgroups that you can join. In the spirit of transparency and community, non-members are invited to join many of our workgroups as well. We encourage anyone who would like to participate to contact us at to let us know of your interest.  We can inform you about current opportunities on formal or ad hoc working groups.

Everyone is welcome to join our monthly information calls, and to join the Carequality Wiki to keep abreast of ongoing projects.

Our members form the backbone of our support, and play leading roles at all levels of the organizational structure outlined below.

Volunteer for a Carequality Committee or Workgroup

Carequality has a three-tiered governance model.  Follow the links below to learn more about each level.

Leadership Committees:

  • Steering Committee
    The Steering Committee is responsible for Carequality’s strategic direction, and for the development and oversight of the Carequality Interoperability Framework.
    Application process each summer. 
  • Advisory Council
    The Advisory Council is responsible for representing a broad spectrum of healthcare stakeholders to inform the Steering Committee’s decisions about the Carequality Interoperability Framework.
    Application process each fall.

Current Workgroups:

  • Joint Document Content Workgroup
    The purpose of this workgroup is to make joint recommendations on behalf of both Carequality and Commonwell with respect to data content contained in clinical documents. The workgroup aims to raise the bar with respect to recommended standard elements that are made generally available within the industry. Upon completion of this workgroup, Carequality will incorporate these recommendations into an updated Implementation Guide.

Past Workgroups:

  • Patient Authorization Technical Workgroup (no longer active)
  • Patient Authorization Policy Workgroup (no longer active)
  • Trust Framework Workgroup (no longer active)
    The purpose of the Trust Framework Work Group was to develop principles for trusted health information exchange between and among networks, and to apply those principles to Carequality’s initial Query for Documents Use Case.
  • Query Workgroup (no longer active)
    The purpose of the Query Workgroup was to develop an implementation guide that outlines business, technical, testing and policy requirements to enable query-based exchange of information between and among networks.